[D]o we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In dark times, the definition of good art would seem to be art that locates and applies CPR to those elements of what’s human and magical that still live and glow despite the times’ darkness. Really good fiction could have as dark a worldview as it wished, but it’d find a way both to depict this world and to illuminate the possibilities for being alive and human in it.
In broadcasting, syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast radio shows and television shows by multiple radio stations and television stations [...] Off-network syndication involves the sale of a program that was originally run on network television or in some cases first run syndication: a rerun [...]
It is commonly said in the U.S. industry that "syndication is where the real money is" when producing a TV show. In other words, while the initial run of any particular television series may theoretically lose money for its producing studio, the ensuing syndication will generate enough profit to balance out any losses.
Off-network syndication occurs when a network television show is syndicated in packages containing some or all episodes, and sold to as many television stations and markets as possible. In this manner, sitcoms are preferred and more successful because they are non-Serial, and can be run non-sequentially, which is more beneficial and less costly for the network. In the United States, local stations now rarely broadcast reruns of primetime dramas; instead, they usually air on basic cable channels, which may air each episode 30 to 60 times.
Syndication has been known to spur the popularity of a series that only experienced moderate success during its original network run. The most notable example of this is Star Trek, which ran for three seasons on NBC from 1966 to 1969, but became a worldwide cult phenomenon after it entered off-network syndication. Its success in syndication led to the Star Trek film series, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and several other series. Another example is The Brady Bunch.
Silly people will suggest it was related to the rather insignificant little kerfuffle with Chevy Chase that got some gossipy traction this spring, but that's ridiculous. There are many reasons why this could be interpreted to make practical sense for NBC and Sony, but placating the star of "Snow Day" is so far down the list that you'd nod off and fall asleep before getting to it. So let's say this and move on: NBC didn't choose Chevy Chase over Dan Harmon. Period. Full-stop.
Starburns wasn't officially dead until now. That'll get 'em. #danharmon
I used to get Sony VHS tapes and they always sucked. Switched to FUGI. Way better. No crinkling, better SLP playing. #FUCKSONY
When I swim I NEVER bob. I once heard that wearing green gives you cancer. And "blatt" is a terrible way to spell "bat"! #fuckbobgreenblatt
Imagine if Sonny and Cher had lost one of their Ns. That would look so stupid! #FUCKSONY
Imagine Bob Greenblatt as a poster child for some horrible disease. That telethon wouldn't make a dollar. #fuckbobgreenblatt
Sony took the "un" out of "sunny and added an "o"! And then THEY CAPITALIZED THE "s"!!! And that's just plain unnatural. #FUCKSONY
Let's all slow down. Showrunnings a horrible, specific job. Doesn't mean he's off the staff, just not doing that gig on #Community anymore
Hell, you offered me that trade - write but not showrun - there are days I'd take it in a heartbeat. Most would consider it.
(he was asked: "but not showrunning would mean he's no longer able to control the direction of the show that he's created, right?" and replied:
depends on his relationship with the new guys. Not always antagonistic. I've worked with good Showrunner/room runner pairs
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